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Stories 'n' Stuff

A range of resources to support the teaching of Early Literacy, from phonics and spelling to writing teaching sequences and grammar lessons. Lots coming soon!... https://linktr.ee/Storiesnstuff

A range of resources to support the teaching of Early Literacy, from phonics and spelling to writing teaching sequences and grammar lessons. Lots coming soon!... https://linktr.ee/Storiesnstuff
Changes by Anthony Browne - Transition Writing project Year 2
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Changes by Anthony Browne - Transition Writing project Year 2

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This is a sequence (approximately 2 weeks worth of planning) based around Anthony Browne’s Changes. It includes differentiation to support less able writers. It can be used at any point but it particularly useful at the end of the year when Year 2s are moving onto a new class or school. The main learning points are: Going through changes (linked to PSHE) Exploring new vocabulary from the text. Writing list sentences or compound sentences (some prior reaching is required). Exploring synonyms for ‘changed’. Water colour illustrations (linked to Art) Innovating the story to make it about a change the children are facing. This resource is FREE, so if you like it, please leave a positive comment. Thank you!
Teaching inference skills Year 2
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Teaching inference skills Year 2

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This is a template, with guidance and examples, for children to learn to use inference (or ‘read between the lines’). It deals with the common misconception that children have between the two question types: Why? How do you know? It can be used as part of a reading lesson or within an English teaching sequence.
Phonics Sound Mat GPC charts for KS1 and SEN
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Phonics Sound Mat GPC charts for KS1 and SEN

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Here’s a selection of GPC charts for use in KS1. The sounds are grouped by colour so the children can learn to find the correct sound and then select the spelling they need. They feature most of the alternative spellings of Phase 5 and common issues (such as a b/ d confusion and the ‘tr’ adjacent consonants). There are A4 versions and A5 for use inside English books.
Teaching verbs to Year 2 - being, doing, having
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Teaching verbs to Year 2 - being, doing, having

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A lesson plan with resources for teaching Year 2s that verbs aren’t just ‘doing’ words. This resource includes a link to a song to help the children remember and copies of the song for books and to take home. This is a great lesson to do as part of a sequence of work on apostrophes for contractions.
Apostrophes for contractions (before teaching possession)
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Apostrophes for contractions (before teaching possession)

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This lesson will secure children’s understanding of apostrophes for contractions of the verbs is and has before moving onto apostrophes for possession. It’s an important misconception to address and will make the learning of apostrophes for possesion much easier. This includes resources for the activity which the children will do.
Teaching but in compound sentences
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Teaching but in compound sentences

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These are two stand alone (fully editable) lessons to secure the children’s understanding of the conjunction but in compound sentences. They can be used on their own or within a teaching sequence. The use of emojis helps children understand what the word but does in sentences. There are supporting picture and cue cards to aid understanding and support sentence writing.
Choose Your Own Three Bears Traditional Story
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Choose Your Own Three Bears Traditional Story

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This is a fun version of the story of Goldilocks and the three bears where the children can choose what happens next. It’s a printable book for use in guided reading or as part of a teaching sequence on traditional tales or fairy stories. Print double sided to make your own books. This resource is free, so if you like it, please leave a positive review.
Little Red Riding Hood Choose your own ending
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Little Red Riding Hood Choose your own ending

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This is a fun version of Little Red Riding Hood full of alternative endings for children to choose, explore and discuss. It’s ready to print as a book and can be used in Guided Reading or as part of a teaching sequence on traditional tales / fairy stories. There is an accompanying guide to teaching inference which you can use with this book. This resource is free, so if you like it, please leave a positive review.
Benefits of bedtime stories for parents
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Benefits of bedtime stories for parents

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This is a leaflet for parents all about the benefits of reading to their children. Backed up by research, the handout lists 5 key benefits to children’s development. Overleaf there are top tips to help parents support their children. Very useful for parents of children coming into Reception but for KS1 too. This is a FREE resource so please leave a positive review if you download it.